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Take Two in China: German Cinema Showcase

Take Two in China: German Cinema Showcase


The Festival of German Films in China is showing cinema from Germany this year for the second time. 16 internationally successful and award-winning
films will be presented to the public and industry in the four Chinese cities of Peking, Chengdu , Shenzhen and Hangzhou in this important film market.
Director Doris Dörrie is the event’s patron, actor Florian Stetter and director Georg Maas will also be guests. German Films is organising the Festival
of German Films in China together with the Goethe-Institut.

The festival will be opened on 14 November 2014 in Peking with a gala and the screening of “Stations of the Cross (UFA Fiction, cine plus
Filmproduktion) in the presence of the lead actor Florian Stetter and the patron Doris Dörrie at the Broadway Cinema. The film by Dietrich Brüggemann will
also open the festival in Hangzhou . Suck Me Shakespeer” by Bora Dagtekin (Ratpack Filmproduktion, Constantin Film Produktion) will be the
opening film in Chengdu and Shenzhen.

Doris Dörrie will be honored in Peking with a retrospective which will open on 15 November 2014 with “Bliss.” The film-maker will then
travel to Shenzhen to participate in a workshop discussion with the Chinese documentary film-makers Andrew Lone and Zhao Dayo.

Director Georg Maas will be presenting his film Two Lives(DE/NO, Zinnober Film, B&T Film), last year’s German Oscar® candidate, in
Chengdu , Shenzhen and Hangzhou as well as Peking .

Apart from new German productions, the Peking program will also include a newly restored version of the silent film classic

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” by Robert Wiene with musical accompaniment by the Aljoscha Zimmermann ensemble. An accompanying program at the
film archive in Peking aims to promote an exchange of views and experiences between Chinese and German film-makers.Christiane von Wahlert, the managing
director of SPIO, will speak here with Chinese industry representatives about the age rating for feature films, and Stefan Drößler, the director of Munich
‘s Film Museum , will talk about the digital restoration of films.


All of the films in the program of the Festival of German Films in China
:


Peking
(14 – 20 November 2014 )
Broadway Cinema:

Stations of the Cross” (Kreuzweg) by Dietrich Brüggemann (UFA Fiction, cine plus Filmproduktion) (opening film)

Home from Home”  (Die Andere Heimat) by Edgar Reitz (DE/FR, Edgar Reitz Filmproduktion)

Suck Me Shakespeer” (Fack Ju Gohte) von Bora Dagtekin (Rat Pack Filmproduktion, Constantin Film Produktion)

The Woman Who Dares” (Die Frau Die Sich Traut) by Marc Rensing (Zum Goldenen Lamm Filmproduktion)

Hanna’s Journey” (Hannas Reise) by Julia von Heinz (2 Pilots Filmproduction, Kings&Queens Filmproduktion)

Master of the Universe” by Marc Bauder (DE/AT, bauderfilm)

Broken Glass Park” (Scherbenpark) by Bettina Blümner (Eyeworks Film Gemini)

Two Lives” (Zwei Leben) by Georg Maas (DE/NO, Zinnober Film, B&T Film)

Inbetween Worlds” (Zwischen Welten) by Feo Aladag (Independent Artists Filmproduktion, Geißendorfer Film- und Fernsehproduktion)

German
School – Peking : Doris Dörrie retrospective:

The Whole Shebang” (Alles Inklusive) by Doris Dörrie (Olga Film)

The Hairdresser” (Die Friseuse) by Doris Dörrie (Collina Filmproduktion)

Bliss” (Gluck) by Doris Dörrie (Constantin Film Produktion, Rainer Curdt Filmproduktion)

Cherry Blossoms” (Kirschbluten- Hanami) by Doris Dörrie (Olga Film)


German Embassy:

Beloved Sisters” (Die Geliebten Schwestern) by Dominik Graf (DE/AT, Bavariafilmverleih- und Produktion, Senator Film, Kiddinx Filmproduktion)

West” (Westen) by Christian Schwochow (zero one film, TERZ Film, öFilm, Senator Film)

Peking
Film Archive:

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” ( Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari) by Robert Wiene (Decla-Film)


-Chengdu

(November 16 – 23, 2014) / Shenzhen (November 18 – 25, 2014):

Suck Me Shakespeer” (Fack Ju Gohte, opening film) von Bora Dagtekin (Rat Pack Filmproduktion, Constantin Film Produktion)

Home from Home”  (Die Andere Heimat) by Edgar Reitz (DE/FR, Edgar Reitz Filmproduktion)

The Woman Who Dares” (Die Frau Die Sich Traut) by Marc Rensing (Zum Goldenen Lamm Filmproduktion)

Hanna’s Journey” (Hannas Reise) by Julia von Heinz (2 Pilots Filmproduction, Kings&Queens Filmproduktion)

Master of the Universe”  by Marc Bauder (DE/AT, bauderfilm)

Two Lives” (Zwei Leben)  by Georg Maas (DE/NO, Zinnober Film, B&T Film)

Inbetween Worlds” (Zwischen Welten)) by Feo Aladag (Independent Artists Filmproduktion, Geißendorfer Film- und Fernsehproduktion)


-Hangzhou
(20. – 29. November 2014 ):

Stations of the Cross” by Dietrich Brüggemann (UFA Fiction, cine plus Filmproduktion) (opening film)

Home from Home”  (Die Andere Heimat) by Edgar Reitz (DE/FR, Edgar Reitz Filmproduktion)

Suck Me Shakespeer” (Fack Ju Gohte) by Bora Dagtekin (Rat Pack Filmproduktion, Constantin Film Produktion)

The Woman Who Dares” (Die Frau Die Sich Traut)  by Marc Rensing (Zum Goldenen Lamm Filmproduktion)

Hanna’s Journey” (Hannas Reise)  by Julia von Heinz (2 Pilots Filmproduction, Kings&Queens Filmproduktion)

Master of the Universe”  by Marc Bauder (DE/AT, bauderfilm)

Two Lives” (Zwei Leben)  by Georg Maas (DE/NO, Zinnober Film, B&T Film)

Inbetween Worlds” (Zwischen Welten) by Feo Aladag (Independent Artists Filmproduktion, Geißendorfer Film- und Fernsehproduktion)

Further information about the festival can be found at www.festivalofgermancinema.com and in the

festival brochure

.

The Festival of German Films in China is supported by the German Embassy in Peking .

Sponsors of German Films and the Goethe Institut at the festival are: AUDI, Kempinski Hotels, Lufthansa Center and ARRI

The festival’s partners are: The Art Gallery of Sichuan University, Beijing Film Academy , China Film Archive, Bookworm, the German Embassy School , EU
Film Festival, Labor Berlin, OCA, UCAT and the Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Foundation

Media partners: MTime, Movie and Ent QQ

Cinema partners: Palace, MOMA, Broadway and IMAX

China is a promising film market with an enormous potential for growth. German Films has been active in the Middle Kingdom for 11 years and is represented
there in all affairs by Anke Redl. Apart from the Focus Germany at the Shanghai International Film Festival, German Films also regularly supports
the presence of German films at the Shanghai TV Festival.

Further information about China ‘s film market in the German Films market study.

On German Films:

German Films Service + Marketing is the national information and advisory center for the international distribution of German films. The aim of German
Films’ activities is to raise the level of awareness for German cinema abroad via information services, lobbying, PR and marketing measures and to make it
visible in the international media arena.

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www.german-films.de

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